A haunting new key visual and the main staff have been revealed for Kitaro Tanjou – GeGeGe no Nazo ("The Birth of Kitaro – The Mystery of GeGeGe"), an upcoming theatrical anime film that celebrates the 100th birthday of the late manga author, Shigeru Mizuki, by exploring the origins of one of his most famous characters: the ghostly boy Kitaro.
The main staff for Kitaro Tanjou – GeGeGe no Nazo includes:
- Director: Go Koga
- Screenplay: Hiroyuki Yoshino
- Character design: Touko Yatabe
- Production: Toei Animation
As previously reported, voice actors Miyuki Sawashiro and Masako Nozawa will reprise their roles as Kitaro and Medama-oyaji, respectively.
The teaser visual (above) features an image of Kitaro peering through a shroud of bandages and a tag-line that translates to: "What kind of thing are you?" The film is based on the 6th GeGeGe no Kitaro TV anime, and it explores the mysteries surrounding Kitaro's birth. Crunchyroll currently streams this most recent adaptation of GeGeGe no Kitaro, and describes the story of the series as follows:
Nearly twenty years into the 21st century, people have forgotten the existence of Yokai. When a number of unexplainable phenomena plague adults of the human world with confusion and chaos, thirteen-year-old Mana writes a letter to the Yokai Post in search of answers, only to be greeted by Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro…
Copyright notice: © Eiga "Kintaro Tanjou GeGeGe no Nazo" Production Committee
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